Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A Month of Menus

At the beginning of the year, I made a list of all of the goals I would like to accomplish in 2009. Usually each year I just think about them, and they are soon forgotten. But this year I wanted to actually write them down so that I could review them from time to time in order to actually accomplish some of them. One of my goals was to keep a list of all of the meals we have each month. My reasoning behind this was so that next year, and years to come, I could just pull out my January list of meals and be set for the month. I actually did fairly well last month in keeping track of what we had for our dinners. I did forget a few of the days; but overall, I have a list of meals all prepared for next January. Now I am starting on my list for February. If I can just keep up this pace throughout the year, I think it will be very helpful for those times when my brain freezes up and for some reason I just can't seem to think of anything to fix for dinner. Is it only me, or is this a common ailment that happens to other women? Maybe next year my goal can be to also add a shopping list to each of the monthly lists. But for now, I think I will be more than satisfied to just have the monthly menus down on paper.


Sheila said...

I have many times like those, when I just don't know what to make for dinner. I have found it helpful to keep a file on my computer of favorite meals my family likes.

roomfordessert said...

There are many wonderful meal planning websites that offer subscriptions at a reasonable price. I belong to E-Mealz (www.e-mealz.com) which offers a wide variety of meal plans tailored to different grocery stores, dietary needs, and family sizes. You pay $15 and get a three month subscription to the website. Each week, I get seven recipes for entrees and side dishes and pre-typed shopping list. The bonus..all recipes and typed in an easy to ready format on ONE page...great for the fridge!!

Monica said...

To "room fordessert": I have never heard of a place like this before. I can imagine it would make meal planning very easy. Thanks for the tip, and thanks for stopping by.